Last summer my boyfriend, the dogs, and I headed out for a long weekend to go camping in a Virginia State Park. We knew about ticks and other creepy crawlies that we’d encounter while being out in the woods for a few days. We also knew that ticks were pretty bad that season and took preparations against them. What we didn’t expect is that we would wimp out and bail a day early because there were ticks EVERYWHERE.
It was the most freaked out I’ve ever been when it came to bugs and camping, but I like to think that I handle it like a champ. I can’t remember exactly how many ticks we found, but I’m pretty sure we pulled off over 20 between the four of us. We didn’t even do any major “offroading” and stuck mainly to the trails. It was so crazy how many there were. (I’m really convincing you to go camping right?)
We luckily had a roll of duct tape in our car, so as we pulled them off we stuck those blood suckers to a piece of tape and then put that in a Ziplock bag to ensure they couldn’t crawl back out onto one of us. What I wish I had more than anything was a flea comb. I had to check every inch of Ralph & Luna, but that was much harder that it sounds. They didn’t want to stand still and I was practically hyper ventilating every time I thought I touched a tick. The fact that they could hide in the dogs’ hair didn’t help either, but a flea comb surely would have!
That’s why I’m thrilled that for Day 3 of our 2017 Stocking Stuffer Giveaways, we’re working with Bamboo Groom (who makes some pretty fabulous flea combs) to give away another awesome prize to not one, not two, but FIVE winners! Keep reading to find out more about Bamboo Groom and how to enter the giveaway. Plus, make sure to come back each day between now and December 17 for another chance at winning a great prize.
About Bamboo Groom
When I first learned about the new line of grooming products from Bamboo Groom, I was super excited to find a flea comb to add to my camping kit. I was even more thrilled to learn about the benefits of choosing bamboo made products and the quality put into each brush, comb, and rake.
Did you know that bamboo is considered one of the most renewable natural resources? I had no idea! Apparently it is the fastest growing plant in the world and can regrow pretty quickly after being cut down. No wonder pandas like to munch on it, right?
Not only is bamboo renewable, but it’s also biodegradable, strong, and durable making it a great material for many purposes including grooming tools for pets. Learn even more about bamboo here.
Bamboo Groom is creating premium handmade bamboo grooming tools that are designed to be both gentle on the planet and gentle on your pets. The brushes and combs aim to help your pets feel comfortable and less stressed during grooming sessions by mimicking petting. The rounded pins and bristles also help pets feel comfortable.
And, of course they also keep us humans in mind too. All the grooming tools have ergonomic handles and cushioned rubber support pads to avoid discomfort in hands, wrists, or fingers.
Each Bamboo Groom brush, comb, and rake are carefully handmade. Then each tool is polished with a natural oil to create a smooth, water resistant finish. Each pin or bristle pad also contains reinforced fabric to prevent the pins or bristles from getting pushed back into the brush head. That’s a super common complaint with grooming tools and Bamboo Groom is getting ahead of it!
The Bamboo Groom collection currently has 8 different grooming tools including rakes, combs, and brushes. The variation in the collection provides an option for pets of different sizes and coat types. The tools range in price from $11.95 to $18.95.
Currently, Bamboo Groom offers:
Combo Brush with Bristles & Stainless Steel Pins
Slicker Brush with Stainless Steel Pins
Dematting Rake with Stainless Steel Serrated Blades
Rotating Pin Comb with 31 Rounded Pins
Rotating Pin Comb with 41 Rounded Pins
Flea Comb with 77 Rotating Pins
Curry Brush with Rubber Bristles
Palm Brush with Boar Bristles
The Flea Comb is definitely a big hit since it is so useful even for our dogs, who both have short hair. It’s great at searching through their hair for ticks and other YUCK bugs. You just comb through and stop when you feel you’ve hit something. Then inspect and remove. Luna also is a HUGE fan of the Palm Brush because it helps give the best butt scritches and oh does she love her butt scritches!
FIVE lucky Beagles & Bargains readers will receive A $25 Bamboo Groom Gift Card!
Residents of the United States are eligible to enter via the Rafflecopter below. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 22, 2017. The winners will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing and will have 48 hours to respond and claim his or her prize.
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Disclaimer: Bamboo Groom provided product free to review. I am being compensated to help spread the word about Bamboo Groom. I received no other compensation or additional benefits for mentioning the brands or products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. Bamboo Groom is responsible for all giveaway prizes including shipping.
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